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#202030 - 10/07/00 03:04 AM Cheap road case for 880/890/840
bull Offline
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Last year, I found a cheap aluminized travel case for my 880EX. People worked themselves up into quite a lather over the $15 cases when I reported finding them at Walmart. The cases quickly vanished from Walmart shelves around the country, never to be seen again.

Some people warned others not to even consider putting that +/- $1500 machine in a $15 case. I was quick to disregard their warnings and picked up about 6 of those rascals for my little road show.

Well, the case has resurfaced, this time at Home Depot, as a $20 WorkHorse brand. This time, it is being marketed as a technician's tool case, but with the proper foam padding, it should still house your expensive toys.

BTW, Lowes has a $25 TaskForce brand aluminum case that is a little sturdier with nicer fittings.

Caveat emptor (them's $10 words for buyer beware), I haven't measured either case to make sure they will still house the Rolands. And, of course, I will gladly accept no responsibility should the cheap case in any way be involved in terminal injury to your precious toys.

EDIT: I went back to Lowes. THE 880EX IS A HAIR TOO BIG TO FIT THE $25 TASKFORCE CASE., which has interior dimensions of 17-1/4" by 11-7/8".


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#202031 - 10/08/00 01:13 AM Re: Cheap road case for 880/890/840
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I carry that type of case at work (almost).

They're like a little flight case. The ones we use at work are actual Platt brand tool cases.

Two small sheets of 3/4 inch foam rubber, and you're good to go.

I always notice whose tool cases are wearing out this time of year, so I can order them a new one before it wears completely out, and give them the new one for Christmas.

I have three such VS 840 cases now...
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#202032 - 10/08/00 01:16 AM Re: Cheap road case for 880/890/840
wawazzat Offline
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Yeah, I can see where the 880EX would be too tight. The VS 840 is quite snug.
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#202033 - 10/08/00 01:57 PM Re: Cheap road case for 880/890/840
Dan Offline
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Bull, yes the Lowe's case is too small - I found that outa few months ago when I brought it home. It's a nice case for the money though. I was tempted to keep it anyway.

Thanks for the heads up on Home Depot - I'll definitely be checking that out. Dan.
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#1678079 - 09/01/20 12:28 PM Re: Cheap road case for 880/890/840 [Re: Dan]
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Thx bull
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#1678798 - 09/04/20 10:38 PM Re: Cheap road case for 880/890/840 [Re: FatherApe]
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I use resale shop suitcases and foam.

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